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File #: 21-0386    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Purchase Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Authorize purchase of Network Engineering Support Services from Sidepath, Inc.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Quote from Sidepath, Inc.
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THRU: Rick Otto, City Manager

FROM: Will Kolbow, Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director


1. SUBJECT
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Authorize purchase of Network Engineering Support Services from Sidepath, Inc.
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2. SUMMARY
Approve the purchase order with Sidepath Inc. for Network Engineering Support Services in order to provide interim assistance while IT staff are recruiting to fill an unexpected vacancy of the Network Analyst position.
3. RECOMMENDED ACTION
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Approve the purchase of Network Engineering Support Services from Sidepath, Inc. for $29,700.

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4. FISCAL IMPACT
The total expenditure for this agreement is $29,700 and will be funded through Information Systems Operations (780).
5. STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
Goal 4: Provide outstanding public service.
c: Enhance technology to improve public accessibility to information and services.
6. DISCUSSION AND BACKGROUND
IT staff are seeking approval to issue a blanket purchase order to Sidepath, Inc. for an ad-hoc network engineering support. The IT department is currently recruiting to fill the Network Analyst position and is in need of interim support. Sidepath, Inc. has provided all of the switching hardware and is very familiar with the IT network infrastructure. This blanket purchase order is only invoiced as hours are consumed, in circumstances where IT staff cannot remediate a network problem internally. The engineers at Sidepath, Inc. will be able to support the following network technologies such as:
? Brocade/Ruckus ICX switches
? Cisco Routers and edge devices
? Palo Alto Networks firewalls
? Ruckus Wireless Access Points
Sidepath's services will provide the City with an escalation point for most network issues that cannot be handled internally with the sudden departure of Network Analyst position.
In June 2021, Council approved a $358,995 agreement with Sidepath, Inc. for Security Operations Center...

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